14 Nov 1939
  • Theodor Eicke was named the commander of all SS Death's Head units; Richard Glucks was to take over Eicke's former position as the inspector of concentration camps. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • The Netherlands was added back to the German invasion plan for Western Europe as the Luftwaffe stressed the importance of having airfields in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Invasion of France and the Low Countries | CPC]
Austria
  • In Vienna, Austria detachments of the SS-Verfügungstruppe placed stocks of hand grenades at Jewish synagogues preparatory to setting fire to the buildings. ww2dbase [Vienna | AC]
Japan
  • Kenkichi Ueda was dismissed from the Army General Staff. ww2dbase [Kenkichi Ueda | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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